How are we to worship God?
Personal conclusions from the NCFIC Worship of God Conference.
It seems Christians fight over everything- bible translations, length of skirt, music selection, denomination, church leadership, school choice...
Perhaps it's because most Christians hold such deep convictions. This is a good thing, but it can prevent us from reaching unbelievers. Unbelievers watch professing Christians carefully, waiting for them to make a mistake. As you know, we do make mistakes! We're hypocrites, liars, thieves, idolators, gossipers...
Like most other issues of faith, we fight over the 'right' way to worship. There is a 'right' way to worship: the biblical way! So for the sake of brevity, unity, and posterity, I've compiled my (personal) top 5 guidelines for worship which I mostly gleaned from the conference.
We are to Worship...
- According to Scripture
- With reverence and solemnity
- With modesty (in actions and dress)
- Avoiding methods wich appeal to the flesh or come from the world
- Realizing that unbelievers are watching us for signs of dissension and hypocrisy